Federal judge dismisses EEOC case vs. Sterling
A New York federal judge has thrown out the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s claim that Sterling Jewelers Inc. engaged in a nationwide practice of paying its female employees less and passing them over for promotions.
Tech tidbits: MJSA, Omi Privé, more
Web site upgrades for MJSA, colored gemstone company Omi Privé and insurance company Jewelers Unblocked are among the industry players to debut new websites recently.
Pandora board chairman resigning
Due to “other professional commitments,” Pandora’s Chairman of the Board Marcello Bottoli will step down as soon as a successor is found, the jewelry company announced Monday.
Who in jewelry is a billionaire?
The Oppenheimer family and diamantaire Laurence Graff still rank among the world’s richest while the founder of Firestar Diamond is a “new billionaire,” according to Forbes’ annual list of the world’s wealthiest people, which was released this week.
Buffett to again don sales hat at Borsheims
Once again, investing magnate and Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett will step behind the Borsheims counter to sell jewelry to shareholders of his company.
Q4 sales climb for ShopHQ on lower prices
Fourth quarter sales were up 17 percent for ShopHQ as the multimedia retailer enticed customers to buy by offering more merchandise at lower price points.
Pandora takes over Middle East distribution
Pandora will now distribute its own jewelry in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman after acquiring 100 percent of Pan ME A/S, the company that distributes the brand’s products there.